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Climate Policy Hill Briefing on the Three U.S. Regional Cap & Trade Initiatives

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This briefing examines the status of the three U.S. regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs and the appropriate state and federal roles in climate policy.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Briefing on the Three Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade Initiatives in the United States: The Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the Western Climate Initiative, and the Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord

November 9, 2009


The Pew Center on Global Climate Change participated in this briefing that examines the status of the three U.S. regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs and the appropriate state and federal roles in climate policy. 

 

Panelists & Presentations:

Click to watch videoJudi Greenwald, Vice President for Innovative Solutions, Pew Center on Global Climate Change - Panel Moderator
Click to watch videoPete Grannis, Commissioner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
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Video AvailableDoug Scott, Director, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord
Click to watch videoMichael Gibbs, Assistant Secretary for Climate Change, California Environmental Protection Agency, Co-Chair, Western Climate Initiative
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Question and Answer Session

 

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